Wolfgang Tillmans – winner

Wolfgang Tillmans won the Turner Prize 2000 for his exhibitions at Interim Art, London, Städtische Galerie, Remscheid, and Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, all in 1999 and for a number of publications of his work which strikingly engages with contemporary culture while challenging the boundaries between art and photography and between the genres of portraiture, documentary and still life.

Wolfgang Tillmans photo portrait

Wolfgang Tillmans

Wolfgang Tillmans, ‘Concorde Grid’ 1997
Wolfgang Tillmans
Concorde Grid 1997
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© Wolfgang Tillmans, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

Since the mid 1980s, Wolfgang Tillmans has reinterpreted representational genres from portraiture to still life to landscape through the medium of photography. Hear him talk about his work:

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BP Artist Talk: Wolfgang Tillmans

Between 6 June – 4 September 2003 Tate Britain held a retrospective of his work – Wolfgang Tillmans: if one thing matters, everything matters – and ahead of it Jeremy Millar caught up with Wolfgang as he scoured his archive to prepare for the exhibition.